Spanish GP: Repsol Honda preview

The Repsol team aiming for the top of the podium in Jerez Passion for motorbikes is back this weekend in Jerez, in what will be the first European GP of the season. The circuit in Andalusia is one of the most emblematic in the calendar thanks to...

The Repsol team aiming for the top of the podium in Jerez

Passion for motorbikes is back this weekend in Jerez, in what will be the first European GP of the season. The circuit in Andalusia is one of the most emblematic in the calendar thanks to the atmosphere that surrounds the race. After his great performance in Japan Dani Pedrosa goes to Jerez with the intention of repeating the success he had last year; the Repsol rider got a spectacular victory.

Passion for motorbikes is back this weekend in Jerez, in what will be the first European GP of the season. The circuit in Andalusia is one of the most emblematic in the calendar thanks to the atmosphere that surrounds the race. After his great performance in Japan Dani Pedrosa goes to Jerez with the intention of repeating the success he had last year; the Repsol rider got a spectacular victory.

Dani Pedrosa got his podium finish number 69 in Japan and the Repsol rider wants to round off this figure from the top of the podium in Jerez. In his favour is his record at this venue, over the last four years Pedrosa has had two victories (in 2005 & 2008) and two second positions (2006 & 2007).

On his blog Dani Pedrosa admits that the race this weekend is "a very special date, the first of the year in Spain, the first with our fans". The Catalunyan expressed caution though, but says that there will be a great show. "I will not be in the best of conditions, I still have a lot of work to do together with Honda, but it will be very beautiful, something unforgettable".

On the other hand Andrea Dovizioso is very pleased with how he has started the championship. He admits that he still has work to do but he has expressed his satisfaction with the results he has got so far. The Italian says that Jerez, has a special atmosphere "it is always incredible and so it is a great experience to race there".

Dani Pedrosa is one of the favourites to win the Spanish GP but his rivals will not make it easy for him. The Italian Valentino Rossi has the measure of this circuit, one of his favourites, whilst Casey Stoner wants to break his duck at this circuit where he has never even been on the podium. The fourth in line to the Spanish throne is Jorge Lorenzo, a rider who will start the weekend as the championship leader after his victory in Japan.

-credit: repsol

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Valentino Rossi , Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Casey Stoner , Dani Pedrosa